I am seeking legal council to remedy a possible breech of contract
. I leased a big rig in the state of Kansas in March of 2015. While evaluating whether or not to enter into a lease
agreement I spoke with the VP of Operations of the leasing company and advised him that my primary concern was repair and maintenance. I explained that I did not want to get myself into a situation where I could not afford repairs on the vehicle and would be forced out of business.Roman explained that I did not have to worry about that happening because under their maintenance policy
I would only have to pay 10% of the repairs and the remainder would be added into the lease. Additionally Roman stated that the truck I would be purchasing was an Ashley Furniture truck and was extremely well maintained and that the Ashley trucks have very few maintenance issues. I made the decision to lease a truck from OTR leasing based on these statements by Roman Fields.In July of 2015 I received an email entitled “OTR Leasing Driver Maintenance Policy Update” This update indicated that OTR would no longer be covering repair costs at 90% but would amend the lease and lend the owner up to $5000 after the owner paid the first $5000 of the repair at 40+% interest rate.I do not have the original maintenance policy. I made the decision to lease based on verbal assurances from Roman Fields that I would only be responsible for 10% of repair costs and that the trucks were extremely well maintained and had very few maintenance issues.
OTR previously covered 90% of my repair costs on at least two occasions prior to the maintenance policy update that I received in July 2015.
The truck is in the shop and OTR leasing is refusing to pay the 90% of repair costs that were promised to me prior to and at the time of lease signing.I am seeking an attorney to remedy this situation. I want OTR leasing to honor the terms of the maintenance policy that was in place at the time of lease signing (as evidenced by the previous repairs covered at 90%), or I want out of the lease.
JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?
Customer: Lease company in Kansas, my business is in CA. truck is 2010
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Letter to the leasing company asking for payment assistance
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I can think of....